Saturday, October 26, 2013

The right to bike.

Saudi women are not allowed to drive but they have recently gained the right to bike in "parks and recreational areas". However, they have to be accompanied by a male relative and dressed in the full Islamic head-to-toe abaya. I love the poster. It shows the absurdity of the whole thing.
Free the woman!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

A Dutch cycling blogger visits Sydney and shares his opinions on the state of our infrastructure.
http://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/a-trip-to-sydney-australia/

Thursday, October 03, 2013

BICYCLES IN THE ANGLO-BOER WAR OF 1899-1902













Australian rifle section mounted on a couple of rather unusual bicycles. Built by the Royal Australian Cycle Corps, the ‘War Cycle' was a pair of 'tandem' bicycles outfitted with rims allowing them to be used on rail tracks. The bikes were painted a khaki colour and above a pair of two 'War Cycles' can be seen, with two 'tandems' and two single bikes bolted to one another at the axles. It was reported that these prototypes with their 8 man crews could reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour!

Via